Lumag is opening the spring season with lots of new energy. As soon as in May, Lumag will launch new products featuring the Green Coat system made on the new manufacturing line. As a result, our brake pads will offer much higher braking efficiency right after installation.
Very often a new set of brake pads does not ensure full braking efficiency immediately after installation – for standard pads this becomes possible only after covering 200-300 kilometres. This means that the driver will have to slow their vehicle down a dozen or so times with an ineffective braking system. This phenomenon – referred to as “green fade” by experts – is described as a drop in braking force caused by excessively violent pressing down on the brake pedal when brake pads are new.
The right response to this undesirable phenomenon is the Green Coat – a thin layer made of silicates, among other components – applied on the outer friction surface of a pad, which shortens the period of breaking-in the friction material interacting with the disc. After a dozen or so braking cycles, the layer wears off and brake pads achieve full performance.
Automechanika Dubai Fair which took place from 1st to 3rd May made a history. This event met a great interest among visitors, especially from the Middle East and Africa markets. Lumag hosted on its stand respresentatives from almost twenty countries. In many of them Lumag and Breck have been present for many years or have taken the first steps. Company’s strategy aims to have distributors on promising, new markets where our brans are not currently present.
The automotive industry is facing one of the greatest challenges of the last decades. One the one hand, European regulators are pushing to lower CO2 emissions of cars with internal combustion engines as much as possible, while on the other hand, the dynamic development of electromobility forces manufacturers of cars and automotive parts to invest in a completely new market segment. MEPs and representatives of Polish automotive parts manufactureres discussed this issue in Brussels during a meeting hosted by SDCM (Association of Distributors and Manufacturers of Automotive Parts). A representative of Lumag also attended the meeting and presented the position of SDCM. In his address he stressed the need of jointly combating air pollution in cities by lowering CO2 emissions, but not at the expense of innovation in other areas of the automotive market, which also influence emissions, like electromobility.